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Washington President Donald Trump, meet California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic rising star who tracks mud across the legal system the same way you do, but his dirty footprints win accolades from the mainstream media. Wednesday, Newsom signed an executive…

Since passage of the 1976 National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1651, some 60 or so “national emergencies” have been declared by American Presidents. Approximately half have expired over time, and 32 “national emergencies” now are active, typically renewed annually….

Score another one for President Trump. On Friday the President walked into the Rose Garden to discuss his signing of an order declaring a “national emergency” in the case for building a wall along the southern border. Among other things,…

In case you hadn’t noticed, everything is in crisis these days. Race relations, the climate, male behavior, government shutdowns, immigration… Except that immigration, as crises go, was pretty small beer until President Trump swooped down last week with his proclamation…

The omnibus budget deal to avert a shutdown includes $1.375 billion to construct 55 miles of barriers. The bill contains restrictions on use of funds for anything but the specific numbers, precluding the president from using money appropriated by Congress….

Walls, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists, are “immoral.” The Democratic Leader of the Senate, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, opposes a wall. Democratic Congressman Hakeem Jeffries insists that a border wall would be “ineffective” and is a “fifth-century solution to…

Washington President Donald Trump pushed hard for the moment when he could deliver this State of the Union address with all the pomp the Capitol venue can offer — robed Supreme Court justices, solons of the Senate, House Speaker Nancy…

I sat half asleep in the front passenger seat of a Hyundai SUV only vaguely aware of the countryside through which we were passing. The warmth of the car and the bright sunshine belied a colder and grimmer reality. I…

Washington The Great Debate between President Donald J. Trump and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives came to a rather shabby end just before the book-reviewing sections of our great newspapers reviewed an anthropological marvel, The Goodness Paradox. In this lively…

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, President Trump said he believes it’s less than 50/50 that a deal will get done with Congress that includes border wall funding. I think he’s right. It’s impossible to overstate the…

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